Erraticus Reading Groups

We're creating a community committed to fruitful ideas.

To that end, Erraticus is excited to announce its next endeavor: Erraticus Reading Groups (ERGs). These are virtual discussion groups, led by a member of the Erraticus editorial staff, that revolve around a particular book we believe will interest members of our community.

ERGs will meet on a regular basis throughout the duration of the book.

These are free to attend and limited in size; interested participants should register immediately to secure a spot.

Sick Souls, Healthy Minds by John Kaag Erraticus Reading Groups

Upcoming Reading Group (Summer 2021)

Publisher's Description

In 1895, William James, the father of American philosophy, delivered a lecture entitled "Is Life Worth Living?"

It was no theoretical question for James, who had contemplated suicide during an existential crisis as a young man a quarter-century earlier. Indeed, as John Kaag writes, "James's entire philosophy, from beginning to end, was geared to save a life, his life"―and that's why it just might be able to save yours, too.

Sick Souls, Healthy Minds (2020) is a compelling introduction to James's life and thought that shows why the founder of pragmatism and empirical psychology can still speak so directly and profoundly to anyone struggling to make a life worth living.


Read Jeffrey Howard's review: "The Power of One Idea."

Upcoming Book: Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life by John Kaag (2020)

Erraticus Host: Derek Parsons, Erraticus Contributing Editor

Duration: The Sick Souls, Healthy Minds reading group will meet a total of three times. The dates are TBA depending on participant availability but will fall within the following date ranges.

Meeting One: August 2 - August 8, 2021

Meeting Two: August 16 - August 22, 2021

Meeting Three: August 30 - September 5, 2021


The final day to register is Sunday, July 25th


Note* - Participants will need to purchase their own copy of the book.